This is the laser treatment Kim Kardashian uses to get her flat stomach and we've tried it too (2024)

This is not the first time that Kim Kardashian has taken to Instagram to declare her love for the Morpheus8 laser treatment. She posted about it a few years ago when she chose it as a tightening treatment on her 'mum tum' after giving birth to her first two children. However, the fact that she has posted about it again (seemingly without any commercial obligation to) means she really must be a huge fan. This time she gave us a little more insight into the treatment that she had at Dr Ashkan Ghavami's Beverley Hills clinic, calling it 'a game changer' even though 'it's painful LOL'.

And she's not the first celebrity to hail it as a wonder treatment. When tennis coach, mother of Wimbledon champ Andy Murray and former Strictly contestantJudy Murray hit the headlines with her youthful skin transformation, everyone wanted to know what the 61-year-old had done. Her lines were softened, her jawline noticeably tighter and wrinkles smoothed in a very natural-looking way. She revealed she'd had three sessions Morpheus8, and interest in the skin tightening radiofrequency microneedling treatment hit an all-time high

Her doctor Judy Todd, who treated her at Glasgow's Synergy Clinic over the course of a year, shared Judy's incredible before and after images. "'I’d say [Morpheus8 has] taken at least ten years off my appearance," Judy said. "I am absolutely thrilled to bits with the result, my skin is fresher, clearer, and I feel much better about myself." Judy also had a strong prescription anti-pigmentation treatment called Obagi Nuderm, which played not a small part in her results.

Amanda Holden is also a convert to the treatment, first having Morpheus8 ahead offilming the live Britain’s Got Talent shows in November 2020 and reported on Instagram: “The results have been absolutely amazing. I’ve noticed a real plumpness to my skin and it’s much tighter. I’m more than happy to shout from the rooftops about how brilliant this new treatment is! It’s been the best hour investment for looking at least five years younger.”

What is Morpheus8?

The handheld zapper used in Morpheus8 is in fact a power couple tweakment, which brings together two of the most effective anti-ageing salon treatments: micro-needling and radiofrequency,with little downtime.

"Microneedling and radiofrequency both work to create a controlled trauma triggering the body’s healing response; collagen and elastin production, meaning you get two treatments in one; a stronger treatment (dubbed ‘microneedling on steroids’) and quicker results than having microneedling and RF individually," explains Dr Sabrina Shah-Desai, who offers it at the Perfect Eyes clinic in London.

It might sound like a Harry Potter broomstick or a character from The Matrix,but Morpheus8 'injects' radiofrequency energy into the skin via lots of tiny needles, which also act as a collagen-stimulating micro-needling treatment themselves. Both are collagen stimulating in different ways. Microneedling creates a micro-trauma in the skin stimulating the healing response while radiofrequency uses heat to shrink wrap and tighten the skin. It can be used on the face, neck and body for skin tightening and contouring. "It stimulates the production of new collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid in the skin, resulting in firmer, smoother, more lifted and hydrated skin,” explains Dr Tatiana Lapa, who offers the procedure at her London clinic, for £500 per session.

It’s one of those tweakments that sounds like it does it all. “You’ll see an improvement in contour and sometimes a slight difference in volume also, as it can have a plumping effect. Skin will be tighter, healthier and more youthful and you’ll see an improvement in texture and tighter pores too, " she says. Done on the brow bone, it's particularly effective on hooded eyes too.

The Morpheus8 has been gaining traction since it first appeared in 2019 and now has found a new niche treating 'Zoom chin' and jowls, says Dr Sabrina, the area of the face that many people have found more noticeable on video calls.

It's also particularly effective on scarring, included pitted scars, and active acne, adds Dr Tatiana.

Tummy, knees and thighs can also benefit from a Morpheus8 treatment. The machine has deeper pins that can be used for cellulite and stretch marks, adds Dr Sabrina.

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What happens in a Morpheus8 treatment?

First of all, a numbing cream is applied. “After the area is numbed the tip of the handpiece is applied to the skin and using a foot pedal the needles are delivered into the skin at the programmed depth and energy,” explains Dr Sabrina. This delivers pulses of radiofrequency heat energy into the skin.

The depths of the needles is adjustable depending on the area and what it is being treated for, as Dr Sabrina explains. “For skin tightening you’d work in the dermis [deeper layer of skin], for resurfacing you’d work in the epidermis [outer layer of skin] and for contouring you’d work in the subdermal tissue [the deepest skin layer]."

There are newly released 7mm needles to work on the deepest layers, particularly great for areas such as the thighs and abdomen; for treatment with these you’d require local anaesthetic.While the full face takes around 20 minutes, the abdomen takes around 30 minutes, Dr Sabrina says.She recommends one to three treatments, but says that results are often seen even after one.

What happened when we tried Morpheus8?

Get the Gloss Editorial director, Victoria had the treatment recently with Dr David Jack in Harley street. He was the first UK practitioner to use the machine and has since performed thousands of treatments. It's his most popular machine by far.

She says: "A friend was raving about how the treatment with Dr Jack had tightened her jawline and said that even after two weeks the effect was noticeable. I was hopeful it could make a difference to my hooded eyes and tighten my cheeks, which have drooped a bit over the years making my nose-to-mouth lines more prominent. I've so far I have had the first of a course of two and can report that it was only mildly uncomfortable, especially on the brow bone, but thankfully only took 15 minutes. The longest part was the numbing cream, which takes an hour to work and which was mercifully very strong (Dr Jack imports it specially from Germany). You can see in my video, below, that my face is bright red, but this is mainly down to the numbing cream."

There’s very little downtime with Morpheus8. You may experience a little redness but this should dissipate within four to 24 hours, depending on the depth of the treatment you had.

Victoria adds: "I wouldn't plan to go out straight afterwards (red face notwithstanding) as you can't put on any skincare including SPF or for the rest of the day and only cleanse with water. The following day it's SPF only. I was left with one bruise on my browbone which lasted a week (although no one noticed) but other than that there really were no after-effects. Dr Jack combines Morpheus8 with the injectable Profhilo (£600, done as separate visits) and you have alternating treatments about three weeks apart, two of each. The combination works brilliantly and I'm noticing particularly my crows feet softening."

“Most patients experience mild discomfort but this is managed well with the anaesthetic,” adds Dr Sabrina. “Bony areas such as the forehead can be more uncomfortable, but the eye area is not as bad.”

Amanda Holden says that you'll be left with a red shiny face for a couple of days afterwards - if you've ever had salon microneedling you'll be familiar with that slightly sunburned 'tight face' feeling afterwards, but this soon dissipates.

Morpheus8 at Perfect Eyes clinic in Harley Street costs £600 per session for eyelid and full-face skin tightening from£600per session, neck skin tightening an additional £400 per session, decolletage and hands £550 per session. At the Dr David Jack Clinic in Harley Street, London, it costs £900 for full face. At the Dr Tatiana Aesthetic Dermatology Clinic , Devonshire Place, London, prices start from £500.

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This is the laser treatment Kim Kardashian uses to get her flat stomach and we've tried it too (2024)


How do the Kardashians get their stomachs so flat? ›

The Kardashians star, who has unabashedly admitted to caring about looking good, recently underwent a skin-tightening procedure called the Morpheus8 Microneedling Fractional Treatment. "This is a game changer," the Skims founder touted on Instagram Stories Aug.

Is Morpheus laser painful? ›

Although Morpheus8 uses needles, it's not usually painful. Any discomfort that is felt during the treatment is often very tolerable. Our team will also apply a numbing cream to ensure optimal comfort during your session.

What is the Morpheus8 treatment? ›

What is Morpheus8? Morpheus8 is a non-surgical advanced needling treatment. When we age, our skin begins to lose elasticity, with wrinkles, lines, and sagging appearing. Using radiofrequency, a Morpheus8 treatment stimulates collagen production to tighten and smooth wrinkles on the face and body.

How did Kylie get a flat tummy? ›

For Kylie, altering her diet to get her flat stomach back meant cutting out junk food and dairy. "I really eat very crazy usually. Like whatever I want," she revealed. "Pizza, pasta, a lot of dairy, and I just kind of cut all of that out and have just been eating better.

How does Kylie get a flat stomach? ›

She follows up the jog with a high-incline treadmill run before hitting the floor for some core-toning exercises. Among her go-to moves? Toe touches (in which the star taps one hand on her opposite foot while lying on her back), crunches, leg raises, planks, and side planks.

What laser therapy does Kim Kardashian use? ›

I did Morpheus laser to tighten my stomach,” Kardashian captioned a photo of her bare abs and tagging Los Angeles-based celebrity plastic surgeon Ashkan Ghavami, MD. She added, “I think this is my fave laser but it's painful lol but worth it!”

Does laser skin tightening work on stomach? ›

Laser skin tightening can be done anywhere there is loose skin, but commonly it's used on the stomach, neck, and face where skin often becomes loose or saggy.

What laser is best for sagging skin? ›

When it comes to the best laser skin tightening treatment, Thermage and IPL are both excellent options that can provide for firmer, younger looking skin with little to no side effects and zero recovery time.

Is Morpheus worth the money? ›

Despite how it's sometimes promoted, Morpheus8 cannot offer dramatic skin tightening or lifting. If moderate to severe skin laxity and jowling along the jawline are your main concerns, the results will likely not be worth the price. Ultimately, you may need to take a more invasive approach to meet your goals.

How much does the Morpheus8 machine cost? ›

The average cost of one Morpheus8 session is $900-$1,200 depending on the size and amount of the areas being treated.
Morpheus8 Vs. Surgery: Cost Comparison Chart.
ProcedureAverage Cost In U.S.Average Cost Of Morpheus8 Treatment
Thigh lift$5,355
Arm lift$4,861

Can laser therapy be harmful? ›

Laser therapy can result in misdirected or excessively intense burns, bleeding from the choriocapillaris, damage to macular and other ocular structures, and breaks in Bruch's membrane.

Does Morpheus8 work on stomach? ›

During a Morpheus8 treatment on the stomach area, the device creates tiny, controlled wounds to the skin's upper layers at a depth that is customized for each patient. As the body repairs these injuries, it produces collagen and elastin—2 fundamental building blocks of smoother, tighter skin.

How long do the results of Morpheus8 last? ›

Morpheus8 is a skin tightening, anti-aging treatment that helps address some of the more common signs of aging, including complexion issues, fine lines and wrinkles, and skin laxity. Once you experience this treatment for yourself, you will achieve some noticeable results, and they will last approximately one year.

How many sessions of Morpheus8 do you need? ›

Two or three sessions of Morpheus8 are recommended to achieve best results. Morpheus8 treatments should be administered four to six weeks apart. Patients who lead a healthy lifestyle and protect their skin from the sun will enjoy their tighter, healthier appearance for the long-term.

What does Kylie Jenner use on her waist while working out? ›

Kylie worked out wearing a Sweet Sweat waist trimmer, which has 150,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. May 25, 2022 - 17:00 BST Karen Silas. Kylie Jenner has sworn by the Sweet Sweat waist trimmer for years - and just showed she's still a huge fan, wearing the $29 exercise must-have for her latest workout.

How do celebrities maintain flat tummy? ›

“These include healthy foods such as cauliflower, kale, broccoli, and Brussel sprouts,” she says. To keep your stomach looking toned, she recommends eating sweet potatoes, lean proteins, easy greens like spinach and romaine, cucumber and celery because they remove excess water from the body.

What Kylie Kardashian eats in a day? ›

Kylie Jenner begins her day with a a bowl of yogurt topped with crunchy granola, blueberries, raspberries and a sprig of mint. After breakfast, she sips on fresh coconut water. For lunch, Kylie chows down on a pile of greens with crunchy slivered nuts, purple cabbage, black sesame seeds and herbs in a creamy dressing.

What did Kylie have done to her hips? ›

Answer: Buttock implants

A combination of buttock implants and fat transfer is the way to get this result. In her lips, I would assume Juvederm.

How do you get a waist like Kylie Jenner? ›

Kylie Jenner workout routine
  1. Warm-up – 10 minutes.
  2. Running up the hill – 10 minutes.
  3. Side lunges – 3 sets of 12 reps.
  4. Forward lunges – 3 sets of 12 reps.
  5. Skater lunge – 3 sets of 12 reps.
  6. Bicep curls – 3 sets of 12 reps.
  7. Lateral dumbbell raises – 3 sets of 12 reps.
  8. Dumbbell rows – 3 sets of 12 reps.
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How long does K laser therapy last? ›

K-Laser therapy is a therapeutic laser treatment that is great for managing inflammation and pain. In the process, it also speeds up new tissue formation. Treatments are quick and can last anywhere between only 5 minutes to 20 minutes. Most people have a total of 8-15 treatments in total.

Where do the Kardashians get laser? ›

Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner visit a laser spa to receive Candela GentleMax Pro treatments. Here at Infinity Laser Spa, we use the Soprano by ALMA lasers and V-FROST by Vertex Lasers.

Has Kim K done CoolSculpting? ›

Kardashian, saying, “Kim has undergone CoolSculpting because she said that she needs to look super hot for New Year's. Kim would totally get liposuction, but Kanye would lose it because he is very against that specific procedure for his wife.”

What are the side effects of laser skin tightening? ›

Swelling, itching, and red patches are common side effects. Because the underlying tissue has been treated and the skin is exposed, Dr. Torgerson will prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection as well as pain medication to minimize any discomfort from the side effects.

Can I laser my stomach? ›

According to the Mayo Clinic, laser hair removal can be done anywhere on the body, with the exception of the eye area. The treatment tends to work best in people with light skin tones who have dark hair.

Will I have loose skin after laser lipo? ›

No. Liposuction does not cause sagging skin. What liposuction does is remove the volume beneath skin by eliminating excess fatty tissue. When this is done, though, skin that does not have good laxity doe not bounce back and retract the way one might like.

What is the newest skin tightening procedure 2022? ›

What is Sofwave? The Aivee Clinic's Sofwave treatment is the latest, most advanced, and non-invasive treatment using a 3D ultrasound technology that works best for skin tightening and lifting. It targets fine lines, wrinkles, and saggy skin usually found in the jowl, jawline, neck, eyelids, and brows.

What permanently tightens skin? ›

Laser resurfacing This is the most effective procedure for tightening loose skin. Unlike the laser treatment described above, this procedure requires some downtime. You'll need to stay home for 5 to 7 days. Laser resurfacing also gives you the fastest results.

Does skin tightening work on the stomach? ›

How to tighten loose skin on your stomach in the most effective way? One of the most effective treatments is laser skin tightening. It is successful in reducing excess, loose skin by stimulating collagen production in the skin layers over the stomach. This helps to increase firmness and skin elasticity.

Does Morpheus treatment really work? ›

Morpheus8 is a highly effective treatment that has been proven to improve skin texture, tone, and tightness. Because of its collagen-stimulating ability, this treatment is excellent for minimizing the many signs of aging.

Can Morpheus8 make you look older? ›

Morpheus8 Side Effects

Smooth blemish-free skin can give you a sense of confidence even when you are not wearing makeup. But over time, your skin can end up collecting more wrinkles, lines, acne scars, and sunspots. The result is less vibrant-looking skin.

What can go wrong with Morpheus8? ›

While very unlikely to happen, one of the cons of Morpheus8 is that it could potentially cause burn injuries to your skin. If done incorrectly, the heat from the treatment device could cause potential damage to the surface of your skin or even the deepest layers of the treatment area.

How many Morpheus8 treatments can you have? ›

Morpheus8 most commonly treated areas include the lower face and neck. Areas of the face and body that exhibit wrinkles, discoloration or acne scarring are suitable for treatment. Depending on your Morpheus 8 treatment regime you can expect to have between 1-3 sessions.

Does Morpheus8 melt fat? ›

Morpheus8 by InMode combines radiofrequency (RF) technology and microneedling techniques to treat the deeper layers of the skin. The thermal energy melts away fat and triggers new collagen production to produce refreshed results.

Who performs Morpheus8? ›

Yes, it is perfectly safe for an RN/PA to administer Morpheus8 treatments. Even a medical assistant, once properly trained and under the supervision of a physician, can administer it.

Who should not have laser therapy? ›

It should also be avoided on the thyroid or eyes for home use. Since the effect of cold laser therapy on unborn children is unknown, it's suggested that pregnant women avoid this type of treatment. One of the drawbacks of this therapy may be time.

What are the long term side effects of laser? ›

Rarely, laser hair removal can cause blistering, crusting, scarring or other changes in skin texture. Other rare side effects include graying of treated hair or excessive hair growth around treated areas, particularly on darker skin.

When should you not use laser therapy? ›

Contraindications. Cold laser therapy should not be used over any suspicious cancerous lesions, or carcinoma, over the thyroid, on pregnant patients, and there should not be direct irradiation of the eyes, as the laser can cause permanent damage to the eyes.

How do models keep their stomachs flat? ›

She recommends doing planks, side planks, Russian twists, bicycle crunches and mountain climbers for flat abs. Lagree says you should start off slowly with a few repetitions and gradually work your way to more.

Do the Kardashians do CoolSculpting? ›

But KoKo is not the only Kardashian to benefit from the endless possibilities of CoolSculpting, Her mom, Kris Jenner, brought cameras as well as her daughter, Kendall Jenner, into the doctor's office to shoot one of her CoolSculpting sessions.

What's the quickest way to get a flat stomach? ›

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Does Kim Kardashian do waist training? ›

Reality star and lingerie mogul Kim uses a waist trainer from her own Skims line – although the corset-style piece looks more like a piece of costuming from Bridgerton than workout gear! The Skims sculpting waist trainer is designed to cinch your waist, support your back and improve your core.

How do plus size models have no belly? ›

Plus size models have flat stomachs and skinny faces because they're born with hourglass and pear shape figures. These body types naturally gain the least fat in their bellies and faces. Instead, the fat goes to their hips, thighs, and breasts, which is very in to our current “beauty standards”.

Can you flatten your stomach in 2 weeks? ›

While it's impossible to lose all of your belly fat in 2 weeks, you can lose some of it quickly by losing weight and body fat all over. All you have to do is eat the right foods (cutting calories in the process), amp up your exercise routine, and make a few lifestyle changes for the next 2 weeks.

How can I shrink my belly? ›

Here's how to whittle down where it matters most.
  1. Try curbing carbs instead of fats. ...
  2. Think eating plan, not diet. ...
  3. Keep moving. ...
  4. Lift weights. ...
  5. Become a label reader. ...
  6. Move away from processed foods. ...
  7. Focus on the way your clothes fit more than reading a scale. ...
  8. Hang out with health-focused friends.

Can you get a flat stomach with CoolSculpting? ›

Coolsculpting can give you a flatter tummy for a long time, provided you do what you can to keep it flat. The fat destroyed by the treatment won't come back–it's gone for good–but remaining fat cells can grow bigger.

How much does CoolSculpting cost? ›

How much does CoolSculpting typically cost? According to the official CoolSculpting website, the average cost of this fat-reduction procedure is $3,200 for full treatment on an area, which usually includes multiple sessions. However, individual sessions can range from $600 to more than $1,000.

Can fat come back after CoolSculpting? ›

The fat cells that are destroyed through CoolSculpting are eliminated and will not return to the body. However, new fat cells can be generated, and the remaining fat cells can still swell with subsequent weight gain.

What drink burns belly fat overnight? ›

What Drink Burns Fat Overnight? Drinking turmeric milk, chamomile tea, cinnamon tea, green tea, protein shake, green veg smoothies, and fiber-rich juice helps you burn significant fat overnight.

What are the 5 foods that burn belly fat? ›

7 Foods that Burn Belly Fat
  • Beans. “Becoming a bean lover can help you lose weight and whittle your middle,” registered dietitian Cynthia Sass told Today. ...
  • Swap your beef for salmon. ...
  • Yogurt. ...
  • Red bell peppers. ...
  • Broccoli. ...
  • Edamame. ...
  • Diluted vinegar.

How does apple cider vinegar help with belly fat? ›

About 100 grams of apple cider vinegar has about 22 calories, which means it makes for a low-calorie drink that can help boost weight loss. Adding a tablespoon of ACV into a glassful of water and drinking first thing in the morning may help burn belly fat.

What body shapers do Kardashians wear? ›

SKIMS, in case you're unfamiliar, is Kim Kardashian's best-selling line of shapewear. It offers cosy loungewear and pyjamas, great underwear, and most recently swimwear too, but shapewear "solutions" remain at the core of the brand. Not only did the label survive the pandemic after launching in 2019; it thrived.

How many hours does Kim Kardashian workout? ›

Kim's sessions tend to be around an hour to an hour and a half long—which may seem pretty long, but is actually shorter than some other celebrities, who have said their workout schedules include 2-3 hour sessions!

How many hours a week does Kim K workout? ›

Apparently, she works out six days a week, with sessions starting at 6am lasting up to an hour and a half everyday, with lots of focus on strength training and a small amount of cardio thrown in there. She's also said to enjoy low-impact Reformer Pilates, which helps improve strength and flexibility.

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